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Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Jon Lester On Cubs: ‘I Believe In The Plan’

“Jon is the perfect pitcher to lead our rotation for where we want to go,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Cubs Invested In Win-Now Mode

The Cubs put a $155 million bet down on their bright future.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Cubs fans. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Bernstein: From Bears Misery To Baseball Hope

Tuesday provided a batch of good sports news that Chicago needed.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Get Their Man In Jon Lester

“I am totally excited,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Left-hander Jon Lester. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Still Going All Out For Jon Lester

New Cubs front office assistant Ryan Dempster has already placed a call to Lester.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Epstein: Always A Line To Draw In Free Agent Bidding

The Cubs are chasing Jon Lester, but Theo Epstein is keeping perspective.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Ryan Dempster with the Cubs in 2012. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ryan Dempster Named Cubs’ Special Assistant To President/GM

Dempster will also retire as a member of the Cubs’ organization.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Jon Lester. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Noise Grows Louder

Lester’s relationship with Cubs front office members won’t be the deciding factor, Jed Hoyer says.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Left-hander Jon Lester. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs’ Offer To Jon Lester Is For 6 Years, $138 Million

Still, a decision doesn’t appear imminent from Lester.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Jon Lester Meeting With Giants

Lester is the Cubs’ top free agent target.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Still In Hunt For Jon Lester

The bidding for Lester could easily reach $25 million-per.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

Adrian Peterson, left, talks with lawyer Rusty Hardin. (David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Baffoe: What I’m Not Thankful For In 2014 Sports

Thursday Night Football, the Derrick Rose debates and Ronnie Woo Woo are on the list of turkeys.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Red Sox Make Offer To Jon Lester, Who’s Expected To Take His Time

The Cubs met with Lester on Tuesday, but it’s unclear what direction he might be leaning.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Source: Free Agent Pitcher Jon Lester To Visit Cubs

The Cubs will roll out the red carpet for Jon Lester early next week.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Use Video Presentation To Help Recruit Star Free Agents

The Chicago Cubs are going after top-flight talent and have taken some aggressive tactics in sending out that message.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

Carl Crawford. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Levine: Carl Crawford Could Be On Cubs’ Radar

Chicago needs an outfielder, left-handed hitting and a speedster. Crawford fits the bill.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein, Cubs Moving Aggressively

The Cubs have already spoken with agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Probing Cubs For Tampering In Joe Maddon Hiring

Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Cole Hamels. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Wisch: For Cubs, Acquiring Cole Hamels Is A Loaded Issue

As much as we think of the Cubs’ future, we still don’t really know much at all.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Maddon: ‘Not Into’ Traditional Bullpen Book

“I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

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